Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kogi Tacos

bulgogi cut ribeye

After trying Kogi Tacos for the first time a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try and make them at home. I made these on the grill, and they were just as good as the ones I had in Los Angeles.

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Chicken Satay

satay

While waiting at the OB’s office with my wife, I picked up an issue of Better Homes and Garden. Although I typically never read that particular magazine, I think the universe must have been talking to me. I happened upon a multipage spread of satays that I thought looked mesmerizingly good.

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Easy Cheesy Potatoes

easy cheesy potatoes

Whenever we go back to my in-laws and grill out, my mother-in-law usually makes a side of cheesy potatoes. In between home fries and and a cheesy gratin, these chunked up potatoes with onions and cheese are just as easy as they are delicious.

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Spicy Garlic Tri Tip

tri tip and green onions

While in California, we had gone to a meat market while walking from the hotel to our friend’s house. This trip was remarkable because it dispelled two myths about Southern Californians: (1) that Southern Californians don’t walk anywhere and (2) that you can’t get good quality meat in a beach town. That night, we grilled up a spicy garlic try tip, among other things. And it was so good, that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

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Cheddar Broccoli Soup

a ton of leftover cheese

It was one of the hottest days of one of the hottest heat waves. But after my in-laws had come to visit, I had a full boatload of cheese just sitting in my fridge for some reason, and I needed to use it up. Heat, be damned. But I have no idea how to make soup. So I consulted the Western Dubuque Marching Band Cookbook.

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Made Rites

made rites

With my pregnant wife’s ground beef cravings continuing unabated, I went to the well of the Western Dubuque Marching Band Cook Book to find a recipe for Made Rites, a classic Iowa take on the sloppy joe.

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The Local Yolk

local yolk cafe

On our last day in Los Angeles, we were headed towards the race track to bet on some horses. But first, we had to eat a big breakfast. Because that is what one does before one heads to the races. (Not really; I made that up.)

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